NW eLearn Conference – Call for Proposals

Where Teaching, Learning & Technology Converge Call for Proposals The call for proposals has been extended to June 21. 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the Northwest eLearn Conference. This year’s event will be held in Olympia, WA, Thursday, October 22 through Friday, October 23. We have two exceptional keynotes lined up: Jessie Stommel of Hybrid Pedagogy and Audrey Watters of Hack Education. “And this is where things get really interesting…” NWeLC is a unique conference that provides an opportunity for higher ed and K-12 faculty, administrators, instructional designers and technologists to come together to discuss best practices, collaborations and ideas in integrating technology in learning. Whether you are new to the field or an experienced veteran, we invite you to share at this year’s conference! ·         Submit a proposal ·         Register Revised deadline to submit is Sunday, June 21. Possible topics for presentation include: Collaboration of faculty, staff, and administrators Best practices in eLearning Student engagement and retention Emerging trends in eLearning K-12 Presenters will be notified by email of acceptance and session details. A presentation schedule will be available no later than mid-September.

OCCDLA – OER Regional Conferences: Registration Open 

Be a champion. Use open resources to reduce student costs The Oregon Community Colleges Distance Learning Association is sponsoring a series of regional workshops to provide faculty, administrators, and other community college stakeholders information about how setting achievable targets and reaching those milestones in this important effort to support student success, with the use of Open Educational Resources. Open Educational Resources (OER’s) are materials that are freely available on the web or in the library. OER’s benefit students immediately through cost savings and can be a great vehicle for faculty looking for new ways to refocus their teaching. The purpose of this workshop is to share ideas on quality content, effective teaching practices, and institutional needs in order to move OER from a great idea to implementation. Faculty, administrators, librarians, and other community college stakeholders are invited to attend a lively discussion on s Please consider attending, if you are new to OER, have found ways to reduce student costs in your course, or already the greatest champion of open resources on your campus, we want to talk with you. This one-day workshop will be offered on Friday, April 24, 2015, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Lane Community College, Eugene, Center for Meeting & Learning Early Bird registration: April 13   The keynote speaker for the event is, Paul Golisch, who is a developmental math instructor as well as Dean of Information Technology at Paradise Valley Community College. He is an instructional technology innovator and advocate

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